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VMware PowerCLI 10.0.0 is the new release of PowerCLI and the first to become multi-platform: it adds support for Mac OS and Linux!

Thanks to Microsoft PowerShell Core 6.0, the open-sourced version of PowerShell that’s available on a number of operating systems, from Windows to Linux to Mac OS.

This release brings support for the following modules:

  • VMware.VimAutomation.Cis.Core
  • VMware.VimAutomation.Common
  • VMware.VimAutomation.Core
  • VMware.VimAutomation.Nsxt
  • VMware.VimAutomation.Vds
  • VMware.VimAutomation.Vmc
  • VMware.VimAutomation.Sdk
  • VMware.VimAutomation.Storage
  • VMware.VimAutomation.StorageUtility

The installation process remain the same of the previous version:

Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -Scope CurrentUser

Maybe somebody is asking why v10.0, and not 6.5 something?

VMware has provide the answer with three different reasons:

  1. This was a HUGE release, with some behavioral changes, so it needed to be a major number change.
  2. They want to distance PowerCLI versioning from vSphere versioning to eliminate confusion.
  3. PowerCLI is 10 years old! 🎂

Maybe there also another reason, that 10 (or X) seems the “magic number” for several software versions…

Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (3108 Posts)

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-18. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-18. Nutanix NTC 2014-18. PernixPro 2014-16. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.